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Vintage Art Deco Lloyd Loom Alfons Bach Coffee Side Table (MR10186) Price: $2000: 20% off! You save $500 Questions about this item?
The new loomed woven fabric meant that a chair could be produced in a quarter of the time it took to make a rattan or wicker version. The end product was not only more beautiful but much more durable, as well.
In America, Mr. Lloyd`s product became quite famous. His company was merged with Heywood-Wakefield, who went out of business in the 1980s.
The British Invasion
In Europe, the manufacturer in London purchased the rights and specialized equipment from Lloyd Manufacturing in 1921 and became hugely successful. But having been bombed in WWII, and the necessary materials for production unavailable due to the War effort, the company never recovered and discontinued operations in 1960.
Over the years, Lloyd Loom British Woven Fibre Furniture has been seen on ocean liners, in hotels and tearooms; it became standard issue for the British Army and RAF all over the world; it even graced the Royal Boxes at Wimbledon, Henley and Twickenham and is often seen "keeping the British end up" at Royal functions.
1904 - 1999
Born in Magdeburg, Germany, Alfons Bach studied architecture at the University of Berlin and at the Reimann School.
Bach came to the U.S. in 1926 and established an industrial design firm in 1932 in New York City. In 1937 he moved to Stamford, Connecticut, becoming president of the American Designers Institute in 1943.
He continued his successful practice in Palm Beach, Florida, in 1959, and retired to Pensacola, Florida in 1992.
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